Women of all ages are personally invited to become involved in the Women’s Ministry of Lexington Baptist. We desire to see each woman have a close, intimate, and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We are joining hearts and hands together to encourage, disciple and equip women.

Upcoming Events:

September 14, 2014: 

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“When one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away…where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Freedom…we with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory.”  2 Corinthians 3:26
 Ladies of all ages join us Sunday, September 14th at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall as LBC’s Women’s Ministry partners with WAR, International for “Celebrating Women”.  Women at Risk, International is a non-profit organization which tirelessly rescues women and children from the horror of human trafficking, providing them with spiritually-focused medical care, counseling, education and job skill training.  By purchasing their beautiful handmade jewelry and other items at the event you will have the opportunity to wrap arms of love and protection around these wounded women by supporting the efforts of WAR as they continue to rescue women from sexual slavery, train them to work with dignity and present them with true Christ-centered hope.

Invite friends and bring your favorite appetizer or dessert to share as we celebrate women through food, fellowship, connection and making a difference in the lives of Women at Risk.  The kick-off event will also be a chance to learn more about opportunities for women to connect within Lexington Baptist Church including women’s small groups, bible studies and outreach opportunities within the church and community.

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Visit the WAR website to learn more in-depth information, but here’s a breakdown so that you can see why this organization deserves our support:

The Problem:

  • -Every year between 700,000 and 4 million individuals are illegally trafficked against their will every year.  50% are children.  70% of the women are sold into sexual slavery.  100 % long to be free.
  • -The new slavery, human trafficking, is the fastest growing segment of organized crime.  100,000 are trafficked inside America.
  • -Babies are sold into slavery globally for as little as $100.
  • -Every 14 seconds a child is orphaned by HIV/AIDS
  • -114 to 200 million women are “demographically missing” due to infanticide, dowry deaths, domestic violence and all manner of risk.

The Solution: 

WAR, Intl has a passion to give voice to the silenced cries of women and children around the world who flow through the organization, creating circles of protection in the name of Christ.  WAR, Intl offers a safe place to turn crisis into a story of hope and whispering the message of worth.  There is no greater joy than to see a woman or child rescued, restored and empowered to support herself with dignity.

Project Opportunities of WAR, Intl:

  • Safe Houses – Rescue women from trafficking and provide job training
  • Women’s Centers – Teach girls and orphans job skills and provide medical support
  • Sponsorships – Provide job training and educational scholarships for orphans and disadvantaged women.
  • Economic Development – Empower disadvantaged women and orphans to start small businesses
  • Emergency Fund – Rescue women and children in imminent danger
  • Humanitarian Missions – Empower American women to become agents of change here and abroad
  • Research Institute – Research emerging risks and new program development through internships and education

You:

By attending the September 14th WAR Chest Jewelry Party you can take part in one of WAR, Intl’s many intervention projects.  Here, individuals like yourself are able to purchase items handmade by rescued women.  Your purchase rescues and every piece has a story.  All profits will directly support WAR, International’s safe houses or funds for other projects directly impacting at-risk women and children around the world.

 

Small Groups

Join a Women’s Small Group this Fall.  Women’s small groups are unique and different than traditional bible study groups.  In a day in age where it is almost impossible to foster deep, transparent, prayer-filled relationships, these groups are meant to encourage those types of relationships that God created us as women to desire.  Rather than meeting together for a set amount of time to go through a short-term study, these ongoing “closed” groups are facilitated by their mentor to grow spiritually, talk about their struggles, pray for one another, and encourage each other to grow deeper in their individual relationships with Christ.  Take advantage of this refreshing opportunity to have organic and honest relationships with other like-minded Christians and to rejoice together in the many ways we can see the Lord at work daily if only our eyes are open.  More information and sign ups for small groups will be available at the September 14th “Celebrate Women” event or you can contact Kay Coker at KCoker2858@aol.com or Jenny Coker at  jennycoker04@gmail.com.

Bible Studies for Women

Fall Bible Studies will begin on Tuesday, September 9th. Wee Care is available by reservation only. Contact Heidi Hoffman heidih@sc.rr.com for more information. This study will focus on Beth Moore’s  “Children of the Day” this fall. Here is an overview: “The New Testament believers carried the Spirit of God as they walked along the shores of Thessalonica, just as you carry that light today. Your circumstances and conditions are not coincidental in your journey. God’s timing is impeccable. Join Beth Moore on the Thessalonian shores as you face real crisis, real medical diagnoses, real afflictions, real relationships, real doubts, real concerns, and real fears. Let the tide wash your eyes with fresh vision. Don’t let pride or timidity come between you and the presence of God. Press in tightly.”

Workbooks for the study are $15.95 and are available at LifeWay in Harbison and Family Christian in Lexington. Please purchase your workbook prior to our first meeting on Sept 9. If you will need Wee Care, send Heidi (heidih@sc.rr.com) their names and ages.

We meet on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon in room AEB 201 at LBC. Our first meeting will be Sept 9th. The study is 9 weeks (we will not meet on election day).

Serving Opportunities

Through the women’s ministry, you can explore ministry opportunities right here in Lexington. The opportunities include working with Daybreak Crisis Pregnancy Center, mentoring and Bible teaching with students in the Lexington school system, working with LICS (Lexington Interfaith Community Services) teaching Life Skills, Budgeting Skills, or Parenting Skills, and encouraging and sharing hope with women in nursing homes, hospitals, and prisons. If interested, you will accompany individuals already involved in the ministry. To find out more and for the opportunity to speak with representatives from various ministries within the church and community, come to our Fall kick-off on September 14 or contact Alyce Gilliam, Associate Pastor (Missions).

Cradle Care Ministry

Are you pregnant or adopting? We want to minister to you during this special time in the life of your family by coming alongside you with prayer, support and love. Fill out the following form to register for our Cradle Care Ministry.

Cradle Care Ministry

Let us know if you're pregnant or adopting, we'd love to come alongside you in support!

For any questions or comments about the Women’s Ministry, please contact:

Jenny Coker
Women’s Ministry Team Leader

 

Lexington Baptist Church